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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

Seafood, International
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Meal

Good atmosphere and location... the view is lovely of the water! Meals were good and fairly prompt. The wait staff checking on you frequently to make sure everything was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Jdo257
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The seafood dishes were fresh and were prepared beautifully. We were very happy with our meal. We asked to be seated in non-smoking and were well accommodated. Our family with young children was made to feel very welcome.

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Local food and the best steak you can get and also a lovely Bar with super services from staff and a lively entertainment from the house band.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good atmosphere and location... the view is lovely of the water! Meals were good and fairly prompt. The wait staff checking on you frequently to make sure everything was good.

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Best known for the seafood you will not be disappointed with your dining experience at the Waterfront. Firstly it was the sunset over the harbour, the luxury fishing boats moored right on the water, the view over to Iririki (closed due to cyclone damage). Most of all it was the most delicious seafood dinner of all time - fresh and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Food was good and service was great and met expectations. Probably a bit overpriced for what you got but worth trying.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

the waterfront bar and grill is the place to go for the coldest beer and some of the best food in vila, ate 4 times in the one week we were there.even bought myself a shirt just to remind myself of this great eatery....this place is wow .

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We tried a few of the popular restaurants in Port Vila and all lived up to their reputations but Waterfront is the one we came back to. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the setting just metres from the game boats is great. The seafood chowder in a cob bowl is a wonderful tropical twist on a dish you probably first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Food, cold beers and service were all great, but the main attraction is the harbour front location - just perfect for kicking back and relaxing.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great spot on the harbour front across from Irriki Island. Sitting under traditional thatch shades. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Never thought that steak would be the cheapest thing on a menu, but here we are. The steak we got was delicious and juicy, the sauce amazing and the overall taste sensational. However, the fact that the cheapest thing on the menu (assuming you don't just want an appetiser) was around 28 AUD was a bit much. The location though... More 

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Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene

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